HRM Council voted a couple of days ago to approve a massive new four-pad arena in Dartmouth. That’s great news! Except Council approved it without any discussion of how anyone who’s not driving a car will get to it.
The location is very inaccessible by transit. On weekends, the closest bus will be a full kilometer away. Weekdays aren’t much better. That nearly guarantees that parents will have to chauffeur kids to practice. And families that can’t afford a car have been told that this arena isn’t for them.
Dartmouth deserves great transit. But great transit starts with with smart decisions about where to locate major destinations like this arena.